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Civil War Song: “Just as the Sun Went Down” by Edna Florence

Just As The Sun Went Down by Edna Florence (1899) 1. After the din of the battle’s roar, Just at the close of day, Wounded and bleeding upon the battle field, Two wounded soldiers lay. One held a ringlet of thin, gray hair, One held a lock of brown, Bidding each other a fond farewell, […]

Civil War Poem: “The Blue and the Gray,” by Francis Miles Finch

Video of Francis Miles Finch reading “The Blue & the Gray” The Blue and the Gray by Francis Miles Finch By the flow of an inland river, When the fleets of iron have fled Where the blades of the grave grass quiver, Asleep are the ranks of the dead. Under the sod and the dew […]

Taps: Humble origin & lyrics

We have all heard the haunting song, “Taps.” It’s the song that gives us that lump in our throats and usually creates tears in our eyes. But do you know the story behind the song? If not, I think you will be interested to find out about it’s humble beginnings. I too, have felt the […]

Civil War. Dixie:How a Ten Dollar Bill Became a Song

How a Ten Dollar Bill Became a Song From: “Old time songs and poems,”written by Edith LaFrancis “Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton, Simmon seed, and sandy bottom. Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie Land!” Daniel Decatur Emmett, a performer in Bryant’s Minstrels, in New York City, laid down his […]

Barry Yelton’s “In That Peculiar Space”: A Poet, dreams of infinity, a small star, butterfly, pond

Barry Yelton and I met through the Independent Authors Guild. Barry is the author of Scarecrow in Gray, A Civil War Novel. Barry is also a marvelous poet, so far assembling around fifty poems towards a chapbook titled: “On Wings of Gentle Power,” a line from one of the poems, referring to the spiritual boyancy […]